Shell is looking for a Senior Operations Surveyor

Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

Senior Operations Surveyor Job ID: E31150

Location: Rijswijk, Netherlands


Shell seeks to recruit a Senior Operations Surveyor to join its Geomatics group and to provide offshore survey support to a growing range of internal customers. 

Worldwide, the 160-strong Geomatics skill pool makes a critical contribution to the global upstream business by providing Geomatics and Geo-information related services, including offshore surveys, in support of many of Shell's high priority projects across the entire upstream lifecycle.  Shell companies have been exploring for and producing hydrocarbons for over a century. Today some 18,000 staff are employed in Shell’s upstream business worldwide in more than 39 different countries. 

Shell is committed to satisfying the world’s need for energy with responsible solutions and offers a range of exciting career opportunities nationally and internationally to creative, ambitious and innovative professionals, motivated towards that goal. 

Shell provides a technically challenging work environment characterised by operational excellence, the pursuit of new technology and new ways of working. It demands people who will thrive in a culture that encourages and rewards innovation, collaboration and the ability to learn from success as well as from failure.


You'll plan, resource and direct on/and offshore surveys supporting a wide range of global Shell customers including major projects. You'll develop and maintain contracts and interfaces with key survey contractors. 

You'll provide technical leadership and expert technical advice to the business, including support to seismic projects, geophysical site surveys for well and production sites and provide geomatics support to front-end engineering. 

To ensure customer requirements are met and risks are managed, there is special emphasis on HSSE, contract management, asset and information integrity. You'll ensure that the customers realise the full potential and value of geomatics expertise and services. 

You'll coordinate and supervise consultants and client representatives involved in geomatics survey operations and manage allocated budget and deliver associated performance targets. 

You'll monitor changes in external and internal markets and make value and risk based decisions, realise opportunities, and sell the value proposition of 'fit for purpose' survey support. 

You'll work in an environment, where time management skills are part of your toolkit. Have the ability to multi-task and work in/and across virtual global project teams with peers in different locations across the globe; this will provide you with additional challenges in the role. 

You'll ensure the geodetic integrity of existing and newly acquired survey information and maintain seamless interfaces with other geomatics activities such as geo-information management, remote sensing and geodesy.

We are seeking a seasoned technical professional with a BSC or MSC in hydrographic surveying, geodesy, geomatics or related engineering study with extensive experience in the E&P offshore industry. 

You'll have an excellent track record in (HSSE) leadership and have recent contract management experience. Combined with extensive operational experience of surveying and positioning methods in support of engineering projects. 

You'll demonstrate a pro-active attitude to problem solving, and can build strong links with other disciplines such as geophysics, engineering (wells, geotechnical, metocean and pipelines), production operations and environmental. 

You'll have a good understanding of emerging technical developments, best practices and technologies in surveying. You'll process strong analytical power and are creative and innovative in handling technical and business challenges. 

Process excellent communication, advocacy and influencing skills; supported by solid experience in project management and multi-disciplinary teamwork. Fluent in English and experienced working with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

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